225lb Wisc. man convicted of raping 10-year-old daughter housed in women’s prison

A Wisconsin man who was convicted of raping his 10-year-old daughter is being housed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in a women’s prison after claiming that he identifies as a female.

Mark Campbell, a registered sex offender, is spending his time behind bars at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI) in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, following his conviction of the first-degree sexual assault of his young daughter, according to the Daily Signal’s Mary Margaret Olohan.

According to the facility’s website, the prison “provides female inmates with a safe and secure environment that is gender-responsive.”

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) lists Campbell, a 225-pound, 5’9″ man, as “FEMALE,” Olohan reports, “and the DOC is refusing to offer any kind of insight or explanation on the matter.”

“I started looking into Mark Campbell’s whereabouts after [the Oversight Project] obtained data showing over 50% of the 161 men identifying as women housed in Wisconsin DOC facilities… were convicted of at least one count of sexual assault or sexual abuse,” Olohan stated on X.

According to its website, the Oversight Project uses “Freedom of Information Act requests and other means to make government more transparent to the public and to allow Congress to use its oversight authorities with maximum effectiveness.”

“Court documents allege that Campbell would sexually assault his daughter while her little brother was home and that ‘her little brother would sometimes come into the room while the sexual assault was occurring,'” Olohan reports.

Making the matter even more infuriating, Wisconsin taxpayers were ordered by a federal judge in December 2020 to foot the bill for Campbell’s sex reassignment surgery.

Olohan reports:

[I]n December 2020, a federal judge ruled that Wisconsin must offer Campbell taxpayer-funded transition surgery and move him to a women’s prison while awaiting that surgery.

“The rights of transgender persons and sex reassignment surgery remain politically controversial, even outside the prison context,” U.S. District Judge James Peterson said in his ruling at the time. “And some members of the public are outraged at any effort to improve the health and well being of inmates. But the true public interest lies in alleviating needless suffering by those who are dependent on the government for their care.”

“I decline to impose any further prerequisites on Campbell’s sex reassignment surgery,” Peterson added, using female pronouns for the inmate: “She has waited long enough.”


In a phone interview, Republican Wisconsin state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, a member of the state Corrections committee, called Campbell’s placement in a women’s facility an “injustice” to the female inmates.

“It’s incomprehensible that this is where we are in the justice system, that deviants now get to pretend they are a different sex so they can manipulate women within the women’s prison,” she told the Daily Signal. “And we’ve seen this happen in the U.K. and other facilities.”

“It really does leave you at a loss for words,” Brandtjen said. “It’s disgusting.”

“As legislators, we will pursue every option that we can to have our female inmates safe and to stop this horrendous misuse of taxpayer money and abuse of the justice system,” she added.

But it isn’t just the inmates who are “transitioning” in Wisconsin.

Republican state Rep. Ty Bodden worked in the Wisconsin DOC and “observed guards who were in the process of attempting to transition to another gender performing strip searches on members of the opposite sex,” according to Olohan.

The experience prompted him earlier this year to introduce legislation “that would require people conducting strip searches on a prisoner to be the same sex as the prisoner unless that search is conducted ‘due to exigent circumstances.'”

Writes Olohan, “Such searches are very thorough and invasive. Bodden’s legislation defines strip search as ‘a search in which a probationer’s genitals, pubic area, buttock, or anus, or a female probationer’s breast, is uncovered and either is exposed to view or is touched by a person conducting the search.'”

The legislation also defines sex as “a person’s sex at birth, as being male or female, according to distinct reproductive roles as manifested by sex and reproductive organ anatomy, chromosomal makeup, and endogenous hormone profiles.”

“It is unfortunate that we need to define ‘sex’ in statute when it comes to inmate placement and inmate strip searches,” Bodden told The Daily Signal. “Biological men should not conduct strip searches on women, and biological men should not be housed with female inmates, and vice versa. This is common sense.”

Back on X, readers are understandably furious.

“Enraging,” wrote one user. “This madness must end.”


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